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How To Spot Black Hat YouTube SEO & Spamming in Action

How To Spot Black Hat YouTube SEO & Spamming in Action

Awhile back, we pointed out a video that obviously paid for its views, or found some sort of loophole in the system that had trumped up the view count.  These bought views (spam), either by bots or other services, obviously don't represent real engagement, but ...

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

The online video advertising offerings continue to expand and I thought I would go through the whole list of them and give some of my thoughts on the pros and cons of each. I won't go too deeply into specific products from ad networks, just ...

4 Key Considerations for Business-to-Business Video Content [ReelPop Q&A]

4 Key Considerations for Business to Business Video Content [ReelPop Q&A]

ReelPop Q&A is a weekly question and answer series made possible by Poptent.  Each week we will choose to answer one question from a reader relating to best practices and strategies for online video marketing and advertising.  If you would like us to answer your ...

What Are The Types of Metadata Online Video Creators Can Use?

What Are The Types of Metadata Online Video Creators Can Use?

During my research of metadata, I have run across some interesting discussions about it.  The basic definition of metadata is "stuff that describes the thing," but not all metadata is the same.  Metadata can be created by those who make the video, or generated by ...

Understanding The Life Of Video Metadata From Production To Publishing & Why It's So Important

Understanding The Life Of Video Metadata From Production To Publishing & Why Its So Important

When we usually refer to "metadata" with regard to video, we're talking about all the textual information that accompanies a video and helps search engines better understand the content as well as helps users find a video on the internet.  As an example, in the ...

Keyword Optimization for Video: 4 Great Tips to Maximize SEO Benefit

Keyword Optimization for Video: 4 Great Tips to Maximize SEO Benefit

Like on-page text content, video seo requires the same kind of indepth keyword research for video to ensure that the right keywords are being targeted. To rank highly in the search engines (including video hosting sites like YouTube), it's absolutely essential that the right key ...

Making Your Online Video Pop - My Top Tips for Web Series

Making Your Online Video Pop   My Top Tips for Web Series

I write a lot about research and trends and some technical aspects of online video. I hardly ever, really, get to talk about the content of the video that I watch and why I watch it. So I've compiled a list of things I think ...

8 Best Practices to Optimize e-Commerce Video Landing Pages for Search

8 Best Practices to Optimize e Commerce Video Landing Pages for Search

Last month, I participated in a webinar for Liveclicker all about optimizing e-commerce video for search. I presented on both optimizing video landing pages (onsite) for search as well as SEO for YouTube.  In reality, these best practices are applicable to any video strategy and not specific to e-commerce ...

Why Your Business Should be Vlogging and How to Get Started

Why Your Business Should be Vlogging and How to Get Started

Vlogging is an avenue that more and more business owners are exploring – but why, and what are the benefits? And, who is vlogging with an impact right now? With YouTube surpassing Yahoo! as the second largest search engine, and millions of people increasingly watching ...

Improve Your Video Interviews - Body Language Tips for Marketing Pros

Improve Your Video Interviews   Body Language Tips for Marketing Pros

Video is the best communications medium we have today. It is also the trickiest to master because it has a language all of its own. That point is often lost on many untrained marketers who shoot their own video interviews. Even with a great guest ...

Your Social Media Marketing Strategy isn't Complete w/o Video [Creator's Tip #39]

In this week's Creator's Tip video, we talk to Nathan Engels, the creator of www.WeUseCoupons.com and contributor to TLC's Extreme Couponing series.  Nathan gives us his insights to the benefits of video for promoting your site or blog and how online video, and YouTube, have been ...

How to Optimize & Maximize Video Views Over Time: Analyzing the Highs and Lows

How to Optimize & Maximize Video Views Over Time: Analyzing the Highs and Lows

We've talked a lot about how to optimize views on your YouTube videos, and we went over a lot about what the YouTube Creator Playbook says about YouTube Analytics.  But maybe after you have a video that gets some good views, you start seeing a ...

Companies Focus in on Video for Branded Content Marketing

Companies Focus in on Video for Branded Content Marketing

Back in 2009, 37% of North American companies used video for content marketing.  Last year, that number rose to 52%.  While almost every company uses websites, e-mails, and print media to get their message across, video is becoming more and more important.  We all knew ...

Google Now Indexing URLs with Embedded YouTube Videos

Google Now Indexing URLs with Embedded YouTube Videos

A few weeks ago, I noticed a drastic change in Google's video index that's something many people have been asking for and has some pretty interesting ramifications.  I didn't post about it right away as I wanted to make sure that what I was seeing ...

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Web series are no different when it comes to video marketing.  You basically have to follow the same rules as outlined in the YouTube Creator Playbook as they're for the most part good guidelines to follow for any online video project.  But web series might take ...